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THIS IS A LANGUAGE THAT I HAVE MADE AS A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE USED AS A SPOKEN LANGUAGE.

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▶︎ ALPHABET

THERE ARE FOUR VOWELS AND NINE CONSONANTS. A TOTAL OF FOURTEEN LETTERS.

LETTERPHONEME
o
MYSTERY LETTER — SEE BELOW
a
ɐ
e
ə
i
i OR j
u
ɯ OR w
m
ɱ
b
b̪~p̪
v
v~f
n
n
d
d~t
z
z~s
j
ʒ~ʃ
q
ŋ
g
g~k

THE VOWEL FORM IS PRONOUNCED WHEN THE LETTER’S IN THE NUCLEUS, AND THE CONSONANT FORM IS WHEN IT’S IN THE ONSET.

THE MYSTERY LETTER CAN REPRESENT ANY PHONEME THAT THE SPEAKER WANTS. THIS COULD BE USED AS A WAY TO SHOW RESPECT TO THE PERSON THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO, BY USING THEIR PREFERRED PHONEME.

THERE IS ALSO ONE SILENT PUNCTUATION SYMBOL THAT SEPARATES SENTENCES:

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▶︎ DIPHTHONGS

THERE ARE FIVE POSSIBLE DIPHTHONGS.

LETTERSDIPHTHONG
ai
ɐe̯
au
ɐʉ̯
eu
əɯ̯
ie
iə̯
iu
iɯ̯

▶︎ PHONOTACTICS

ALL OF THE WORDS COMPRISE OF ONLY ONE SYLLABLE AND MUST HAVE AN ONSET AND A NUCLEUS. THE CODA IS OPTIONAL.

LONG VOWELS MAY BE FORMED BY DOUBLING THE LETTER. THE NUCLEUS MAY ONLY CONTAIN SINGLE VOWELS, DOUBLE VOWELS, OR VOWELS THAT ARE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE LIST OF DIPHTHONGS.

ALL OF THE POSSIBLE ONSETS

ALL OF THE POSSIBLE CODAS

▶︎ NUMBERS

THIS USES A TRINARY NUMBER SYSTEM. THERE ARE THREE SYMBOLS TO REPRESENT NUMBERS.

SYMBOLSFUNCTIONNAME
+
POSITIVE
ga
0
NEUTRAL
me
-
NEGATIVE
dev

THE FIRST CHARACTER OF THE STRING REPRESENTS: 30, THE SECOND CHARACTER REPRESENTS: 31 AND SO ON, SO THE FORMULA TO FIND THE VALUE THAT THE “N”TH NUMERAL REPRESENTS IS 3N−1. THE CHARACTER THAT’S SHOWN IS THE MULTIPLIER OF THAT NUMERAL’S PLACE VALUE.

TO SAY REALLY BIG NUMBERS OR SMALL NUMBERS, YOU CAN USE A SYSTEM SIMILAR TO SCIENTIFIC NOTATION. THE WORD FOR “MULTIPLY” IS:

bzaigz

AND THEREFORE “DIVIDE” IS EQUIVALENT TO:

niv bzaigz

SIMILARLY, THE WORD FOR “EXPONENT” IS:

zvuu

AND THE WORD FOR “ROOT” IN THIS CASE CORRESPONDS TO:

niv zvuu
CONVERTER

THIS CONVERTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONVERT THE “HYPEN-MINUS” CHARACTER INTO THE PROPER “MINUS SIGN” CHARACTER.

TRINARYDECIMAL
CONVERT CONVERT

▶︎ WORDS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY WORDS.

PROGRAMMERS CAN FIND THEM ALL UNDER THE VARIABLE: “words”.

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▶︎ SYNTAX

THE LANGUAGE HAS NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN TENSES OR PLURALS. THERE ARE ALSO NO DISTICTIONS BETWEEN NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, OR VERBS. ACTIONS CAN BE REPRESENTED BY THE FIRST WORD (OR GROUP OF WORDS) IN A SENTENCE. DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE REPRESENTED BY CLAUSES THAT COME AFTER THE THING THAT THEY’RE DESCRIBING. IF THE SAME THING HAS MULTIPLE DESCRIPTIONS (SUCH AS: “THE QUICK BROWN FOX”), THEN THEY NEED TO BE SEPARATED BY:

nii

BRACKETS AND SPEECH MARKS ARE SHOWN BY A LINE (ON THE RIGHT) UNTIL THEY’RE CLOSED. THESE ARE ALSO USED TO SEPARATE CLAUSES, WITH THE WORD SHOWN ABOVE BETWEEN THEM. THE LINES ARE NESTED INWARDS TO THE LEFT. WORDS ADD THEIR MEANING TO THE PREVIOUS WORD AS SOON AS THEY’RE READ. SO THESE LINES CAN BE USED TO TIE SUBSEQUENT WORDS TOGETHER SO THAT THEIR MEANING JOINS ONTO THE PREVIOUS WORDS LATER IN THE SENTENCE.

THE ACTOR (THE THING THAT’S MAKING THE ACTION) IS MARKED WITH:

io

THE WORDS FOR THE ACTOR LIE AFTER. NOT ONLY AN ACTOR CAN BE DESCRIBED WITH THIS METHOD, BUT ALSO AN OBJECT, DIRECTION (OR OUTCOME OR MOTIVATION), OR PLACE (OR TIME OR CONDITION). THESE ARE DONE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORDS, RESPECTIVELY.

uo dvo zo

IF AN OUTCOME IS INTENDED TO BE EXPRESSED, THEN THE FOLLOWING CAN BE USED.

dvo jau

IF A MOTIVATION IS INTENDED TO BE EXPRESSED, THEN THE FOLLOWING CAN BE USED.

dvo (niv jau)

THE SAME MARKERS CAN BE USED MULTIPLE TIMES PER SENTENCE.

FINALLY, SUBSENTENCES CAN BE USED AFTER ANY GIVEN MARKER. THEY ARE INSTANCES OF ANOTHER ACTION TAKING PLACE WITHIN THE SAME SENTENCE, SUCH AS: “I COULDN’T HEAR HIM SING.” THESE NEED TO BE ENCAPSULATED WITHIN A LINE.

▶︎ TYPING SPACE

LETTERTRANSLITERATION
o
“O”
a
“A”
e
“E”
i
“I”
u
“U”
m
“M”
b
“B”
v
“V”
n
“N”
d
“D”
z
“Z”
j
“J”
q
“Q”
g
“G”
+
“+”
0
“0”
-
“-”
.
“.”

USE BRACKETS TO INSERT LINES.